Supreme Court rejects Trump documents request

STORY: The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Donald Trump’s bid to have an independent arbiter vet classified documents.

Documents that were seized by the FBI from his Florida home as part of his legal battle against investigators probing his handling of sensitive government records.

The justices denied Trump's Oct. 4 emergency request to lift a lower court's decision that prevented the arbiter from reviewing more than 100 documents marked as classified

These 100 were among the roughly 11,000 records seized at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach in August.

There were no publicly noted dissents by any of the nine justices to the decision, which came two days after the U.S. Justice Department urged them to deny Trump's request and keep the classified documents out of the hands of the arbiter, known as a special master.

The court's 6-3 conservative majority includes three justices appointed by Trump, who left office in January 2021.